- First Middle East and Africa-focused Cloud Accelerator programme launched in Bahrain
- Ithmaar Bank and Tamkeen launch enterprise financing scheme
- IFC invests in Egypt-based Sphinx Glass
- Citi partners with MasterCard to launch contactless cards in the UAE
- KAFA’A opens its doors for Qatar’s banking and finance sector
- ADIB launches Dana Bazaar for female entrepreneurs
- ISDA and IIFM publish Islamic Cross Currency Swap Standard
- Securities Commission Malaysia updates Shari'ah compliant securities listing
- IDB President proposes partnership between IDB, Turkey and other OIC member countries
- 3rd MIFF sees the launch of the CIBAFI's Inaugural Global Islamic Bankers' survey
The rise of franchise
The rise of the franchise
UAE backs SMEs
The UAE has done more to spur the SME sector than probably any other country in the Gulf region.
Trade Finance 101
Confused about what trade finance is? Want to know what an L/C is? Look no further.
8 reasons why SMEs, startups and entrepreneurs…
There are many ways that innovation can help SMEs, startups and entrepeneurs. Kamal Hassan calls it like it is.
NBF Elham—brings female entrepreneurship to the fore
National Bank of Fujairah’s (NBF) drive toward understanding customer needs across multiple business segments has resulted in ‘NBF Elham’, a specialised business service for the banking…
Building art into a business
Deepa Bhatia and Rachael Brown commission bespoke art pieces for the commercial and hospitality sector across the region.
What is Capsule Arts?
Deepa Bhatia: Capsule…
The changing digital landscape will help SMEs in the Middle East region to unlock the potential of internet of everything, according to Rabih Dabboussi, General Manager, Cisco UAE.
Breathing new life into luxury
Hamad Abdulla Al-Mulla, CEO, Katara Hospitality discusses the reasons behind the success of Qatar’s home-grown hospitality brand.Can you tell me a little about Katara Hospitality’s…
The cherry on top
Patrice Gouty, Managing Director, Utopia explains the running of the Pacha Ibiza Dubai Franchise and how he has strengthened the brand's presence in the country.Opened in November 2014, Pacha Ibiza…
Liquidity is key to the Dubai property market
Damac Group CFO, Adil Taqi discusses the outlook for residential property sales and the cyclicality of the Emirate's property market.
The Dubai property market, particularly the residential…
Abdul Baset Al Janahi, CEO, Dubai SME explains the organisation's new SME Hub Passport and its plans to support SMEs going forward.
Can you please give me an overview of how the SME Hub Passport…
Intercoil's plans to expand
Hassan A. Al-Hazeem, Managing Director, Intercoil International discusses the company’s move to licensing and franchising models to take the company global.
Intercoil International has…
How slipping on oil could mean jumping to success
Francesca Cornelli, Professor of Finance, London Business School looks at the benefits behind the oil price drop.
Falling oil prices have led to wide speculation about the possible implications…
NBAD targets commercial clients
Abdulla Al Otaiba, Senior Managing Director and Group Head of Global Retail and Commercial at National Bank of Abu Dhabi, discusses the Bank’s strategy for capturing growth in the internationally…
Restoring humanity to leadership
There is no value in asking yourself “Am I a leader?” Instead, ask “Who am I leading? And where am I going?”With recovery underway in many advanced economies, money is surging…
Empowering UAE women
Nadine Halabi, Manager, Business Development at Dubai Business Women Council and Natasha Jamal, VP – Communications, Middle East and North Africa, MasterCard discuss their Ro’Ya programme.What…
Taking local global
Nick Peel, CEO of Marka and chairman of the joint venture between Marka and Icons discusses the rapid growth of the business and plans for the future of Marka.Tell me about…
A pan-GCC stock market is a must, not a mere necessity
Karim A. Souaid, Founder and Managing Partner of Growthgate Equity Partner looks at the possibilities of a broader stock market in the region.Capital formation in developed and emerging markets alike…
Saudisation: the war for talent
Richard Foulkes, Client Partner at Pedersen & Partners discusses the impact of the Saudisation programme on the Saudi expat and Saudi national workforce.The war for talent in Saudi Arabia is heating…
Gulf Capital bridges the financing gap
Walid Cherif, Managing Director Gulf Credit Partners, Gulf Capital says that there is a huge need for mid-level financing in the MENA region.Alternative investment management company, Gulf Capital,…
Zaina and Rania Kanaan have combined recycling with CSR to bring a new concept of cycling in the region.What is your business?
Chari Cycles is our new venture focused on up-cycling…
An expert guide to the UK property market
Select Property Group talks about the benefits and nuances of investing in the UK property market.Everyone in the UAE, the Middle East and around the world is familiar with the UK property market.…
Saudi Hollandi understands SME solutions
Hussam Al-Khayal, General Manager - Corporate Banking, Saudi Hollandi bank discusses the bank's propositions for 2015 and beyond and the future of the Saudi Arabian economy.What…